News Releases from NSC (National Skills Coalition)
President Obama focuses on job-driven training strategies in his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget proposal to train America’s workforce with the skills that match the jobs employers need to fill.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend the State of the Union Address as the guest of your home state senator? Erick Ajax got that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and he wrote all about it to share it with you. These are Erick’s memories of that very special day.
Cheryl Feldman has been involved with NSC's Leadership Council since early in its development, and she was recently awarded the 2014 Skills Champion Award.
Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), alongside BLU member Angel Piñeiro, announced the introduction of the On-The-Job Training Act of 2014 that will award competitive grants to establish and support local on-the-job (OJT) training programs, which connect unemployed workers with jobs and provide employers with training subsidies.
Senator Al Franken (D-MN) met with local education and workforce development leaders from Dunwoody, Hennepin (HTC) and Anoka (ATC) Technical Colleges along with representatives from HIRED at E.J. Ajax Metal Forming Solutions where Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (BLU) member Erick Ajax is vice president and co-owner.
The U.S. Department of Labor released the Solicitation for Grant Applications for $150 million in “Ready to Work Partnership” grants for industry-led workforce partnerships to prepare and place the long-term unemployed into good-paying jobs.
Following last month’s White House event focused on the long-term unemployed, members of Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (BLU) and NSC’s Leadership Council spoke with reporters about the event and their local sector partnerships.
Annual report released by the Colorado Department of Higher Education finds that unless the supply increases, the number of new certificates and associate degrees in the skilled trades, manufacturing and production will fall far short of employer demand.
Last week, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced legislation to expand Pell eligibility for students enrolled in short-term job training programs. National Skills Coalition strongly supports Sen. Landrieu’s efforts to increase workers’ access to critical employment and training programs.
Michael Tamasi, a member of Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (BLU), responded to a Wall Street Journal opinion piece by providing an employer perspective on how best to reform federal job training programs to align with the needs of workers and the business community.